"You're not gonna win, Jack!" Jamie yells. I laugh at him. Jamie, his friends, and I were having one of the biggest snowball fights this year.
"Yeah right, Jamie!" I say. "Do not underestimate the Spirit of Winter!" I throw a snowball at him. We were all in Burgess Park, near the statue Jamie had crash landed into a year ago. I get distracted when I see something from the corner of my eye. I turn around to see what it is. The northern lights. I have to leave.
"Sorry guys," I tell the kids. "I need to go to the pole." They look at me with sadness in their eyes.
"Aw, do you have to leave, Jack?" Jamie asks.
"I'm sorry, Jamie. I need to do my guardian duties."
"You said doody." Jamie chuckles. I ruffle his hair a little and say goodbye, then jump into the wind.
"Hey, wind!" I yell out. "Take me to the pole!" The wind responds by guiding me north. I laugh as the wind flows through my snowy white hair. Finally, I end up at North's place. The doors open when I walk towards the factory.
"Hey Phil." I greet a yeti. He looks down at me with an angry look, but leads me to the other guardians. Phil brings me to the Globe Room where the others are. Tooth is the first one to notice me.
"Hi, Jack!" she says, happy as ever. "How are you? How's Jamie?"
"I'm doing fine, Tooth. And Jamie is doing pretty well, too." I say. "So, what's up, North?"
"Well... it seems like Pitch is back." North says with a depressed look on his face.
"What?! I thought we defeated him last year!" I scream at him.
"Actually, it was eleven months ago, mate." Bunnymund reminds me. "We don't even know how he's back. We just know he is." I look towards the ground as my body becomes filled with anger.
I hate Pitch. I still have flashbacks of what happened
a year eleven months ago. People didn't believe in Bunny anymore; Easter was ruined; Sandy died; nightmares were everywhere; and fairies were kidnapped. But it was because of Jamie that everything went back to normal. I got him to believe again.
"So, what do we do now?" I ask, breaking out of my thoughts.
"Man in Moon will tell us the plan any minute now." North says. I look up to see the moon shining through the opening in the ceiling.
"Ah, Man in Moon!" North exclaims. "Long time no see! Now what must we do beat Pitch again?" Suddenly, a large crystal comes from the floor and the moon shines on it. It lights up brightly.
"Guys, you know what this means, right?" Tooth asks.
"The Moon has chosen a new guardian." North smiles.
"Wait what?" I say. " I thought me being here was good enough. We were able to beat Pitch before. We can do it again!"
"Jack, we need all the help we can get," Tooth informs me. "I can't wait to see who it is!" Sandy then made a clover over his head. "Maybe the Leprechaun?"
"Please not the groundhog, please not the groundhog." Bunny whispers while crosses his fingers. I laugh a little. Then the crystal shows who the next guardian will be.
It's a girl. She had long brown hair and light brown eyes. Her dress was red and her high heels had some pink added to them. On the girl's waist was a small bag of arrows and in her left hand she held a wooden bow. Everyone just freezes for a moment.
"Cupid?" North says breaking the silence.
"Wait, that's Cupid?" I ask. "I thought Cupid was supposed to be a guy or a baby, you know."
They ignore me. "Hang on now," Bunny says. "How would Cupid protect the children of the world? She doesn't have to do anything with kids or protecting them!"
"Bunny, don't be so rude." Tooth says in a serious tone. "If the moon chose her, then she's useful to us." I just stand there, feeling a little left out.
"So," I finally say. "Who's gonna bring Cupid here?"
Bunny offers to take her. "I think it would be a nice opportunity to get to now someone new that'll be working with us." I look at him with disbelief.
"Oh, really now, kangaroo? You didn't do that to me." I say to Bunny.
"'Cause you annoy me, Frostbite," he says using my nickname. "Cupid never did anything to me, mate."
"Wow. It seems like you get special treatment." I say sarcastically. He glares at me quickly, makes a hole, then jumps into it, getting our new team member.
I look at the shape of Cupid again. "Cupid, huh." I whisper to myself. " Why her?" I couldn't stop looking at her, but she seemed so familiar.
Where do I know her from?